Apr 2, 2020
Erin Moriarty, a CBS News journalist for three decades, has been a correspondent on 48 HOURS since 1990. In addition to reporting for 48 HOURS, Moriarty’s work is featured on all CBS News broadcasts and platforms, including CBS SUNDAY MORNING, CBS THIS MORNING and CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming network.
Moriarty is also the host of the true-crime podcast MY LIFE OF CRIME.
At CBS News, Moriarty has covered some of the biggest crime and justice stories of our time, including the wrongful conviction of Ryan Ferguson, the death of JonBenet Ramsey, the ongoing story of millionaire Robert Durst, and the controversial case of Brooke Skylar Richardson, a young Ohio woman tried – and acquitted – for murdering her newborn baby.
Moriarty joined the reporting team at 48 HOURS in 1990. She began her career at CBS News in 1986, first as a consumer correspondent for CBS THIS MORNING and then the “CBS Evening News with Dan Rather.”
Drawing on her training as an attorney, Moriarty has examined some of the most important social and legal issues of the day, including wrongful convictions, cold cases, DNA testing of evidence in death-row cases and spousal abuse.
Moriarty was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She graduated from Ohio State University, Phi Beta Kappa, with a degree in behavioral sciences and received a law degree from the university in 1977. Moriarty is licensed to practice law in Ohio and Maryland.
Cases discussed include the BTK Killer, Lizzie Borden, Ryan Ferguson, Kevin Cooper and more.
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